CLASSIC MINT JULEP
Place your bets while enjoying this classic Kentucky favorite.
Make a simple syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
A generous 1/2 cup roughly chopped spearmint leaves - try Kentucky Colonel Spearmint
1/4 cup good bourbon for each mint julep
Mint for garnish
Combine water, sugar and spearmint leave in a pan and bring to a boil and cook until sugar dissolves.
Let cool, then strain.
Fill frozen glasses or goblets with crushed ice and pour about 1/4 cup bourbon and 1/4 cup mint syrup in each. Go to taste on this! Top each julep with a sprig of mint.
CINCO DE MAYO FROZEN STRAWBERRY MARGARITA
Even though Cinco de Mayo is May 5, the parties go on all weekend! I had this at a friend’s party and just had to have the recipe.
6 oz tequila
2 oz orange liqueur
8 oz frozen sliced strawberries in syrup
4-6 frozen limeade concentrate
Garnish: Mint sprigs (opt)
Fill a blender 3/4 of the way up with ice and crush. Pour in the tequila and triple sec. Add the strawberries and limeade. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve in margarita glasses - wet rim a bit and then dip in sugar. Serve with sprig of mint.